Kevin Hurst, director of operations, has management and oversight for the Chicago Lighthouse’s new Vision Rehabilitation Center located in Glenview. Through a generous grant from the North Suburban Healthcare Foundation, the Lighthouse has made a historical expansion and for the first time since its inception is 1906, opened a comprehensive facility outside of the main location. The building was purchased in June 2011. Kevin worked with an architect to remodel the building so that it was ADA compliant and more functional for the Lighthouse’s clients and patients. Additionally, Kevin oversaw the marketing and community outreach efforts to ensure the surrounding communities were made aware of the expansion, as well as the programs and services being offered.
Kevin brought an eclectic background that was perfect for the launch of the new facility. In his previous roles at JPMorgan Chase, Kevin served separately as a vice president of Internal Business Consulting and Community Development. In his consulting capacity, Kevin focused on improving the operations of the bank, as well as post-merger integration. While managing the community development business, he oversaw the annual grant making process for Ohio and Louisiana and had further responsibility for the community outreach/marketing/public relations efforts for the mortgage servicing division in those states, as well as California. After serving in a volunteer capacity on many non-profits boards and committees, Kevin accepted the position of executive director for the American Cancer Society in Palm Desert, California. He has also served as Director of Development for organizations and was honored to have been the first for Flying Horse Farms (a member of the Hole in the Wall Gang camps for kids with medical needs, started by Paul Newman).
Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas with a concentration on management and law.
Since joining the Lighthouse in February 2011, Kevin has been able to combine his passion for triathlons and marathoning with his other passion for the special needs population. For the first time in the history of the Chicago Lighthouse, a team has been developed to train, run, and raise money for our mission. Team Lighthouse will make its debut at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2012.